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rschmidt  
#61 Posted : Saturday, March 4, 2017 1:20:47 AM(UTC)
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I would saw drop the single hook. Unless a jaw hook most large trout will spit a single hook time and time again.

A few pics of what I make.

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Gurth  
#62 Posted : Saturday, March 4, 2017 4:38:32 AM(UTC)
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rschmidt wrote:
I would saw drop the single hook. Unless a jaw hook most large trout will spit a single hook time and time again.

A few pics of what I make.

R



What is "saw drop?"

I have lost one or two although my losses lately have also come on trebles.
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rschmidt  
#63 Posted : Saturday, March 4, 2017 6:37:22 AM(UTC)
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Ah, typo. "I'd say, drop the single hooks." To each their own, but a treble is way more effective than a single hook. I use a size 12 on my lures as I think the stock PM hooks at 8s and 10s are too big. Happy Fishin! R
Greylin  
#64 Posted : Saturday, March 4, 2017 11:15:59 AM(UTC)
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So any favorite patterns you guys have? I'd like to start by buying about a dozen and just curious to see if there's a particular pattern(s) that seem to produce.
I live in a van down by the river.
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#65 Posted : Saturday, March 4, 2017 5:07:01 PM(UTC)
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Greylin wrote:
So any favorite patterns you guys have? I'd like to start by buying about a dozen and just curious to see if there's a particular pattern(s) that seem to produce.

Solid brass body and blade

Edit: I meant the gold body and blade, second would be silver body and blade.

Edited by user Sunday, March 5, 2017 5:10:13 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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shebs  
#66 Posted : Saturday, March 4, 2017 5:39:00 PM(UTC)
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Greylin wrote:
So any favorite patterns you guys have? I'd like to start by buying about a dozen and just curious to see if there's a particular pattern(s) that seem to produce.


I truly believe the pattern is for the angler, not the fish. Caught dozens of fish today on a gold blade with zero paint left on the lead body. Some days gold works better, some days silver, but the body color doesn't seem to matter. That said, I do find the holographic blades (current sale!) work better some days too, but again, not sure if color matters. Some guys swear that red helps, but I can't tell much difference.
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#67 Posted : Saturday, March 4, 2017 11:49:20 PM(UTC)
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Greylin wrote:
So any favorite patterns you guys have? I'd like to start by buying about a dozen and just curious to see if there's a particular pattern(s) that seem to produce.

Biggest thing is the blade. I always seem to catch more fish on the metal blades as opposed to the painted. I've caught fish on the Black and Yellow blade on really slow days where they won't hit metal though. UV PMs are great for low light in my opinion, and Chinooks and Cohos will hammer those with the red bead just above the hook, but I've never done terribly well on them mid day for stream Trout.. My top 8 would be
Gold blade, black/yellow body
Silver blade, yellow/red body
Copper blade, black/yellow body
Silver blade, black/yellow body
Copper blade, copper body (Brookies in small creeks love this one)
Black and yellow blade and body
Blue, red and white UV
Red and black blade and body
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Gurth  
#68 Posted : Sunday, March 5, 2017 6:30:04 PM(UTC)
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Put me in the camp of those who believe that certain colors work better than others and it's often a day to day thing and sometimes a species and specific stream thing too.

I have a lot of the designs, but these are the ones I always try to have plenty of and get the most consistant results on:

Holographic Tiger Black

Nature Series Brown Trout

Nature Series Wild brook

Regular Black Zebra

Deluxe Fly Gold/Orange


I've recently been getting results on the Holographic Blue/Black also.


One final thought - there are several designs/patterns that I've tried and haven't ever got a fish on and I will not buy again.

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rschmidt  
#69 Posted : Sunday, March 5, 2017 7:00:33 PM(UTC)
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I like blue. I will take a color setup over no color set, but admittedly when the fish are feeding it is a push. I also prefer fletched hooks. Tigers and all troutlove 'em. R
shebs  
#70 Posted : Tuesday, April 11, 2017 2:59:40 PM(UTC)
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Another of my favorites on the PM sale for April.

Brass Body Spinners 25% off
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